Through November 5
A Vampire Tale XIII
Scorpius Dance Theatre stages this ever-evolving, original dance production created by Lisa Starry. Celebrating its lucky 13th year, the requisite haunt of the fall season is filled with passion, lust and jealousy. Call for times. Tickets start at $25. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.
Arizona Musicfest hosts The Lonely Heartstring Band and Mipso. 7:30 p.m. $35-$59. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.
Hail to the Chief
ASU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra pay homage to the Oval Office and those who have resided within. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, herbergerinstitute.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
Conviction reverberates through every syllable of the ’60s folk idol’s music, which often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez is know for such hits as “Diamonds and Rust,” “Please Come to Boston” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Seven Nation Riff
MusicaNova Orchestra performs in collaboration with student musicians from Tempe high schools. 7 p.m. Free. Tempe High School, 1730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
Renowned for its signature vocal harmonies and eclectic theatrical style, the ensemble celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. 7:30 p.m. $37-$67. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Sips & Sounds
Rock Lobster takes the stage, performing ’80s retro music. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theshopsgaineyvillage.com, 602-466-2128.
One of Poland’s most distinguished musical institutions is joined by acclaimed South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho. 7:30 p.m. $69-$99. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, a renowned orchestra led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell. 7:30 p.m. $45, adults; $10, students. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
First Friday Concert
Bring a blanket, low-back chair and picnic basket as Apple takes the stage for a tribute to The Beatles. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Eastmark Great Park, 10100 E. Ray Rd., Mesa, 480-625-3005.
Music of Journey
Valley favorite Juan Del Castillo joins The Phoenix Symphony to present such chart-topping hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Faithfully” and “Open Arms.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Music in the Garden
Ratio Band takes the stage Nov. 4; Blaise Lantana Quintet, Nov. 11; and Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, Nov. 18. F, 7-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
The classic rock band harmonized its way to the top of the charts in the early 1970s with such signature songs as “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway” and “Tin Man.” 7:30 p.m. $80-$90. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Boys to Men
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix hosts this annual concert, which promotes choral training and development for young male singers. 4:30 p.m. $5. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
Israel’s leading international singer/songwriter sings in six languages and has shared the stage with such superstars as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and Andrea Bocelli. 8 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Music from the Movies
ProMusica Arizona presents The Masters at the Movies: Great Moments of Classical Music in Films, featuring music from Academy Award-winning dramas, blockbuster action flicks, science fiction classics and romantic comedies. Sa, 7:30 p.m., Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 39806 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem; and Su, 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. $18-$22, adults; $12, students 16-22; free, children 15 and younger, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.
Jewish Music Fest
Rick Recht and Joe Buchanan headline the fourth annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Festival. Arts and crafts, face painting, rock walls and food vendors are included. Noon-5 p.m. Free with advance reservation; VIP: $75. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, desertgatheringaz.com, 480-425-0700.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Rumer Willis, Nov. 6; Dave Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra, Nov. 10; Paris Chansons, Nov. 11; Marc Cohn, Nov. 13; Bria Skonberg, Nov. 14; Chucho Valdés-Joe Lovano Quintet, Nov. 15; Karrin Allyson, Nov. 16; Estampas Porteñas Tango, Nov. 17; Gypsy Soul, Nov. 19; Liz Story Piano Experience; Nov. 26; and Herberger String Quartet, Nov. 30. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
The Midtown Men
Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys reunite for a nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960s. The concert is presented by Arizona Musicfest. 7:30 p.m. $34-$76. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.
The eclectic and prolific rock artist has been writing, recording and producing music continuously since the age of 10. 7:30 p.m. $35-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Bob & Bing’s Road to Victory
Relive the humor and charisma of our nation’s favorite entertainers as Lynn Roberts stars as Bob Hope and Bob Pasch as Bing Crosby in a re-creation of a Bob Hope USO show. 7:30 p.m. $26-$49. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.
The Havana Cuba All-Stars
Featuring a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, the band preserves the traditions of Cuban music, with its diverse influences from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. 8 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Winter Jam Tour
Singers/songwriters Matthew West and Crowder headline this annual Christian music tour. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 623-772-3800.
Run Boy Run, Blue Canyon Boys and Flint Hill Special share the stage each day of this 37th annual festival. Arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities add to the fun. Call for times and ticket prices. Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Rd., Wickenburg, wickenburgchamber.com, 928-684-5479.
Los Angeles-based Contra Tiempo presents this thought-provoking evening of dance, which confronts the realities of race in our country. 7 p.m. $20. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
The acclaimed violinist performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music. 8 p.m. $29.50-$59.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Lively music and a festive atmosphere highlight this event, which features Mariachi Vargas and other popular groups. 7:30 p.m. $40-$90. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenix.ticketforce.com, 800-840-9227.
9 String Theory
Instrumental music finds a fresh new voice in this collaboration of domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed and classical guitarist John Huston. 7:30 p.m. $25. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.
Phoenix Chorale performs Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts at the same Phoenix location where he originally performed his masterwork 50 years ago. Sa, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix; and Su, 3 p.m., Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore St., Mesa. $32, adults; $32, seniors; $13, students, phoenixchorale.org, 602-253-2224.
Bee Gees Gold
Backed by a live band, this tribute show re-creates the look and sound of the Bee Gees, with detailed vocal stylings and such early hits as “I Started a Joke,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “You Should Be Dancing.” 7 p.m. $31-$36. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.
The Hayden Ferry’s Chamber Music Series gets under way with Trio Nobilis, featuring cellist Suren Bagratuni, violinist Ruggero Allifranchini and pianist Stephen Prutsman. 2:30 p.m. $25, includes concert and wine reception with the artists. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith share music from their extensive Christmas repertoires in a co-headlining tour, which features a full symphony orchestra. Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s The Voice, is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $35-$110. Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, gcuarena.com, 877-552-7362.
Big Band Night
Faculty and students of the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music share the stage. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
November 14, 19
The band thrives on playing live and has racked up more than 50 chart singles and over a million miles on the road. Hits include “Some Girls Do,” “All These Years” and “The Dirt Road.” M, 7:30 p.m., $55-$65, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Sa, 7:30 p.m., $35-$69, Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.
The flavors and sultry rhythms of Spain, Cuba, Argentina and Mexico set the stage as the classical crossover quartet performs in support of its new album, Amor & Pasion. Brought together in 2003 by Simon Cowell, the group is known for its signature vocal blend and unique operatic arrangements. 7:30 p.m. $48-$125. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The former Beatles’ drummer and vocalist brings his latest All Starr Band to Phoenix, with a lineup that includes Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. Fans enjoy music they know and love, including “Photograph,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Africa” and “Rosanna.” 7:30 p.m. $67-$127. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
November 17, 19
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts this New York-based ensemble, which engages young and new audiences with a varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Th, 6 p.m., $120-$150 (includes a three-course meal and wine), Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; and Sa, 7:30 p.m., $45, Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
November 17, 19
The Paul Thorn Band
The Mississippi-bred singer and his band deliver a thoroughly Southern blend of blues, rock and roots music. Th, 7:30 p.m., $30, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500; and Sa, 7:30 p.m., $32-$42, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Best known for his megahit “The Way We Were,” the Grammy Award-winning singer and keyboardist draws inspiration from a rich mix of musical sources, from classical and jazz to bluegrass and gospel. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Gold Canyon Arts Council hosts concert pianists and husband-and-wife duo Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow in a performance that includes individual compositions, as well as a mix of four hands at one piano. 7:30 p.m. $20, advance; $30, at the door; students, $5. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.
Mill Avenue Chamber Players
The professional woodwind quintet performs. 7:30 p.m. $20. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.org, 480-303-2474.
1964 – The Tribute
Fans of the Fab Four celebrate The Beatles invasion of 1964, with such hits as “Paperback Writer,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Yesterday.” 8 p.m. $25-$35. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
This fast-paced production takes a cappella to a new level with an all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in fresh arrangements that set a new standard for 12-part harmony. 7:30 p.m. $25-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Dvorák’s Cello Concerto
Mark Kosower, principal cellist of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, makes his Phoenix Symphony debut and joins Tito Muñoz for this rich and soulful performance. The concert includes works by Corigliano and Beethoven. F, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
The company presents the world premiere of Spirit Garden, along with presentations of Perseus & Andromeda and Red, White & Blue! An opening-night gala includes a wine and buffet reception, silent auction and live entertainment, as well as a champagne toast and dessert reception with company artists. Call for times and ticket prices. Temple of Music and Art, 300 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, ballettucson.org, 520-903-1445.
Adam & Anthony Live
Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp perform songs from their solo albums and careers. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rent, the concert includes clever new arrangements of timeless tunes from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, where the two met as original cast members. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
New York Gypsy All Stars
Comprised of musicians from around the world who have made New York City their home, the group blends traditional gypsy, Turkish, Indian and Latin flavors seasoned liberally with jazz and funk. 7:30 p.m. $28-$36. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Omar Sosa & Joo Kraus
The pianist and trumpeter combine the mastery of their instruments with highly skillful improvisation, creating music that can be meditative and emotional or exuberant and uplifting. The concert is part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. $35. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
ASU African Drum Ensemble
Journey through West Africa with drumming and folklore from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, herbergerinstitute.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
Dry River Yacht Club
The all-acoustic symphony rock band mixes an assortment of musical references and high-energy execution to create a sound that’s eclectic and entirely its own. 3 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
An Evening of Yes
After a hiatus of 25 years, John Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman reunite as the definitive Yes lineup known as ARW. The concert includes new music, as well as some of the classic work the band is known for, including “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Close to the Edge” and “Roundabout.” 7:30 p.m. $46-$125. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
The country music crooner is best known for writing such classic songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “For the Good Times” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 8 p.m. $25-$95. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
The Tempest Trio
Pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled perform. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Tim and Myles
The Nashville father/son duo Tim and Myles Thompson share their talents on guitar, mandolin and fiddle. 3 p.m. $25. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.
West Valley Symphony
Cal Stewart Kellogg conducts the orchestra, with Thomas Landschoot featured on cello. 3 p.m. $30-$35, adults; $15-$20, children 17 and younger. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise, westvalleysymphony.org, 623-707-8844.
The British singer/songwriter with a soulful sound makes a return trip to the Valley. The powerhouse singer gained runaway fame with such hits as “Hello,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Rumour Has It.” 7:30 p.m. $34.75-$144.75. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
AZ Swing Kings Orchestra
The 18-piece big band presents “The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz.” 7-9 p.m. $20. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, azswingkings.com, 623-388-4858.
The Texas Tenors
Back by popular demand, these good ol’ boys from America’s Got Talent combine their country roots with a classical sound in Deep in the Heart of Christmas. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
November 25-December 4
Ballet Etudes presents its 30th annual production of this holiday classic. F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. $25-$29. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680. Additional performances at Mesa Arts Center, Dec. 9-11.
Riders in the Sky
Guests enjoy a nostalgic ride to yesteryear as the group salutes the career of iconic Western star Roy Rogers with such classics as “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Pecos Bill” and “Happy Trails.” 8 p.m. $27-$37. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Trinity Cathedral Choir invites music lovers to bring their score and help make up the chorus for this annual trek through Handel’s Messiah Part I. 4 p.m. $10. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, trinitymusicaz.org, 602-252-7126.
Scott Bradlee and his band have become a YouTube sensation, performing old-fashioned covers of modern songs. The group has an uncanny ability to take a contemporary pop hit and reincarnate it into vintage-flavored music, from New Orleans jazz to doo-wop to rhythm-and-blues slow jams. 7 p.m. $41.50-$107. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The French pianist performs a program exploring the theme of water. 7:30 p.m. $29-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.